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Calwell park and ride back on track

By Barcham - 23 July 2013 3

Ben McHugh from Roads ACT announced today that work has started up again on the Calwell park and ride.

“Work on the construction of Calwell’s new park and ride facility has recommenced this week with local contractor Deeble B&C engaged to complete the work,” Mr McHugh said.

“The new facility will be a permanent park and ride car park, which will be available to the public and Calwell Club visitors outside of working hours.

“Completion of this project has been delayed following the liquidation of the previous contractor, who the ACT Government had originally engaged, and the time it has taken to identify a new contractor and evaluate its tender.

“The new park and ride site, which is located on the corner of Johnson Drive and Were Street in Calwell, is now due for completion in September 2013.

“The completed project will include approximately 60 parking spaces conveniently located near bus stops on Johnson Drive and Were Street. Buses at these stops are scheduled to arrive every 20 minutes during the peak period and every 30 minutes during the off-peak.”

If Canberra is anything like my Sim City city, then this will do wonders for traffic congestion.

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Calwell park and ride back on track
Alderney 10:10 am 24 Jul 13

Madam Cholet said :

This is good news as its a rather unsightly mess at the moment. Strangely though, the day after the announcement of the previous company’s liquidation, signs appeared on the fences announcing a new park and ride coming soon. It’s now been about 3 months since that happened.

There seems to be a lot of these cases of companies going belly up halfway through govvie contracts. Does the government not do its due diligence to ensure that the company is financial viable for the duration of the project?

The reason companies go belly up is because they quote so low for jobs they can’t possibly make a profit on them. Therefore their entire business model is flawed. I’m going to be a cynic and say that the new contractor is the same as old contractor but the company has been reorganised and renamed.

Their first job must have been to push the fences over as that’s what has happened in the wind this week. They haven’t been righted as of this morning so work is yet to recommence.

Madam Cholet 7:34 am 24 Jul 13

This is good news as its a rather unsightly mess at the moment. Strangely though, the day after the announcement of the previous company’s liquidation, signs appeared on the fences announcing a new park and ride coming soon. It’s now been about 3 months since that happened.

There seems to be a lot of these cases of companies going belly up halfway through govvie contracts. Does the government not do its due diligence to ensure that the company is financial viable for the duration of the project?

bundah 9:55 am 23 Jul 13

Hahaha wonders for traffic congestion,good one Barcho!

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